Published: 27 April 2017 by: Courtney Norton

Aerial view of Elements of Byron resort Byron Bay

Take a trip to beautiful Byron Bay and beat the winter blues for an exclusive VIP food lovers' weekend.

Hosted by Tawnya Bahr from Straight to the Source food tours, this delicious VIP weekend of food, wine and leisure is part of the inaugural Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival, being held on Saturday 3 June in the grounds of the award-winning Elements of Byron resort.

Featuring a stellar programme of foodie events featuring Australia's best chefs, producers, food artisans, wine makers, distillers and brewers, the VIP Food Lovers' Weekend Package also includes a two-night stay (including breakfast) at Elements of Byron.

Remy Tancred Byron Bay

Some of the exciting events on offer throughout the weekend include:

Friday 2 June – The Mixed Dozen Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner features 12 outstanding chefs, including Darren Robertson and Mark Labrooy from Three Blue Ducks, Ben Devlin from Paper Daisy and Sean Connelly from Balcony Bar and Oyster Co. These chefs will also be working alongside 12 Australian wineries to help provide perfect pairings for the cuisine on offer. The dinner will take place at your home for the weekend, Elements of Byron. The Mixed Dozen Gala Dinner promises to be a gastronomical extravaganza and is something you'd be crazy to miss!

Byron Bay Food and Beverage Festival

Byron Bay Food and Beverage Festival

Saturday 3 June – 8:30am-11am: Food Tour to Bangalow

Head for the hinterland towards the charming village of Bangalow, where Tawnya from Straight to the Source will take you on a guided tour of the weekly Bangalow Farmers' Market. With experience running food tours for chefs, hospitality professionals and foodies all around Australia, this tour is sure to be not only educational but fun and full of surprises and inspiration.

Byron Bay Food and Beverage Festival

Byron Bay Food and Beverage Festival

Saturday 3 June – 11am-7pm: Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival

After enjoying the food tour through the Bangalow Farmers' markets, return to Elements of Byron for the inaugural Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival. VIP packages for the festival have a tonne of excellent features including:

  • VIP Access to the festival
  • A tote bag for your foodie goodies
  • The festival programme
  • A wine glass
  • Opportunity to mingle and meet with Australia's best food artisans, producers and award-winning chefs, as well as the country's top wine and beverage producers
  • Opportunity to attend Producers' Masterclasses and Beverage Masterclasses

There will also be an abundance of live music playing to accompany your VIP foodie experience.

Sunday 4 June – Enjoy breakfast and then depart at your own leisure, or perhaps extend your stay and soak up the Byron Bay experience just a little longer.

The VIP Food Lover's Weekend in Byron Bay with Tawnya Bahr from Straight to the Source is priced at A$950 per person or A$1,250 per couple. Numbers are limited – for bookings and enquiries, email <info@samplensw.com>.

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